Labor Advisory 4, Series of 2022 on Rules of Pay for Employees who Accompany Children for Vaccination
On 10 February 2022 the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued Labor Advisory 4, Series of 2022 providing for rules of pay for employees who would be absent to accompany their children for vaccination.
Below is the PDF Copy of the Labor Advisory 4, Series of 2022 (original file not mine)
This was issued in support of the government’s implementation of the Bayanihan, Bakunahan COVID-19 Vaccination Days (NVD) Part III for the period February 10 to 11, 2022.
This rule applies to all employees in the private sector who would accompany their children for vaccination during the NVD.
On this score, the employers are highly encouraged to allow their employees to accompany their children for vaccination, without considering them as absent from their work, provided that they present proof of vaccination of their children.
The concerned employees may likewise be allowed to utilize their available leave credits to cover their absence during the NVD, subject to company policy or collective bargaining agreement granting the same.
For instance, Employee X, a minimum wage worker in NCR, has no more available leave credits. He accompanied his 10-year old child to the vaccination center for COVID-19 jab on 10 February 2022.
The employer cannot consider him as absent for that day. Thus, he is entitled to pay of his minimum wage of P573.00 that day.
Provided, that he presents proof of vaccination of his child upon return to work. Otherwise, the absence cannot be considered excused and he shall be without pay for such period.